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Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

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Asian Pacific American Heritage WeekMay is Asian Pacific American Heritage Month! At Southwest Airlines, we LUV to celebrate the diverse backgrounds of our Employees and Customers. When? In 1978, a joint Congressional resolution established Asian Pacific American Heritage Week. The first ten days of May were chosen to coincide with two important milestones in Asian Pacific American history: the arrival in the U.S. of the first Japanese immigrants on May 7, 1843, and the contributions of Chinese immigrant workers who helped build the transcontinental railroad that was completed on May 10, 1869. In 1992, Congress expanded the ten-day observance to a month-long celebration. What? Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebrates many varied Asian cultures, each with distinct customs, languages, histories, and traditions, while recognizing common experiences in American history. Throughout the country, communities come together to celebrate Asian Pacific American heritage and culture with festivals, civic award ceremonies, and educational activities. Who? Over the generations, Asian Pacific Americans have grown to more than 14.4 million and have shaped our nation. From cabinet secretaries to NFL linebackers to astronauts, Asian Pacific Americans not only have thrived, but also have broken barriers. LA18 Lunar New Year Parade & FestivalSouthwest kicked off Lunar New Year with the Southwest Airlines Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco and the LA18 Lunar New Year Parade & Festival in Pasadena, along with our national sponsorship of the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund. During APAH Month, we look forward to honoring the many contributions and accomplishments of Asian Pacific Americana at the 4th Annual Vietnamese American National Gala, the Asian Heritage Street Celebration in San Francisco, and the VC FilmFest Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival. Southwest is proud to celebrate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with YOU and your LUVed ones, in the air and in your communities. So we will try again at Southwest Airlines Gate Games - Blog Style. The first four people to correctly answer all four questions in a comment to this post will win a prize. (Once you are identified as one of the first four to correctly answer all of the questions, we'll e-mail you to get your correct mailing address. Please don't post your address in the comment.) 1. NASA astronaut Kalpana Chawla was the first Indo-American woman to launch into space on Shuttle STS-87 in what year? 2. What US city has the highest population of Asian-Americans? 3. He is the most successful Asian American politician in U.S. history and served in President George W. Bush's Cabinet as the Secretary of Transportation for over five years. The San Jose International airport is also named after him. What is his name? 4. Jerry Yang, an Asian-American was the co-founder of what popular internet search engine?
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1. STS-87 launched on November 19, 1997 and landed on December 5, 1997. 2. Although Los Angeles County has the highest number of Asian-Americans, New York City tops the list with 922,978 according to the US Census. 3. Norman Mineta 4. Yahoo
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1. NASA astronaut Kalpana Chawla was the first Indo-American woman to launch into space on Shuttle STS-87 in 1997? 2. New York City has the highest population of Asian-Americans according to the US Census. 3. Norman Y. Mineta is the most successful Asian American politician in U.S. history and served in President George W. BushÃ
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1.1997 2 New York 3. Norman Mineta 4. Jerry Yang
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1. NASA astronaut Kalpana Chawla was the first Indo-American woman to launch into space on Shuttle STS-87 in what year? 1997 2. What US city has the highest population of Asian-Americans? New York City 3. He is the most successful Asian American politician in U.S. history and served in President George W. BushÃ
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1) 1997 2) New York City 3) Norman Mineta 4) Yahoo!
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1. 1997 2. New York City 3. Norman Mineta 4. Yahoo!
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1. 1997 2. new york city 3. norman mineta 4. yahoo
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1) STS-87 was in 1997 2) New York City 3) Norman Y. Mineta (gimme) 4) Yahoo! Inc.
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1) 1997 2) New York City 3) Norman Y. Mineta 4) Yahoo!
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I just have to say this.... .... This is what makes Southwest special. Other airlines (and many other companies, for that matter) don't care as much to be involved in our communities. While I understand and agree that the goal of any company is to make as much money as it can, Southwest reminds us that it never hurts to give back along the way. I don't think SW would be where it is today if cut every corner, including the most important one of all, the human factor. And as SW proves, it can be fun and rewarding to give back. No matter if it's in the form of a 737 or a parade, Southwest always spreads the Luv (sorry to be corny!!!)
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I know I shouldn't be so concerned about results, but, who won?
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I will recommend not to hold back until you get big sum of cash to order all you need! You should just get the home loans or college loan and feel comfortable
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